Clydeside

Award-winning social documentary photographer Larry Herman, originally from New York, immigrated to the UK during the Vietnam War. He is currently working on two independent projects: Waged London, about those people who generally sell their labour by the hour and he has just begun a project in Cuba about the working lives of people there. He is also a trade union activist who is the joint secretary of the London Photographers’ Branch of the National Union of Journalists.

The series of images on this page, entitled Clydeside, stem from a project made in the 1970s when Larry became acquainted with Glasgow and the area surrounding the river Clyde. On our Blog, Larry Herman explains the background to his work in Scotland and talks about how and where he made the photographs.

 

Ghulam Moulvi, conductor, Glasgow Underground.
Photograph © Larry Herman, 2012, all rights reserved.

 

Painter, Govan Shipbuilders, Glasgow.
Photograph © Larry Herman, 2012, all rights reserved.

 

Pheasant shoot near Lamington, Lanarkshire.
Photograph © Larry Herman, 2012, all rights reserved.

 

Retired boilermakers with impaired hearing, annual outing, Largs.
Photograph © Larry Herman, 2012, all rights reserved.

 

Interval house for battered women, the Gorbals, Glasgow.
Photograph © Larry Herman, 2012, all rights reserved.

 

Bill Atkin, marine engine crankshaft, John G Kincaid (Engineers) Ltd., Port Glasgow.
Photograph © Larry Herman, 2012, all rights reserved.

 

The River Clyde passenger ship T. S. Queen Mary II off Tignabruiach.
Photograph © Larry Herman, 2012, all rights reserved.

 

David McMinn, paint sprayer, Govan Shipbuilders.
Photograph © Larry Herman, 2012, all rights reserved.

 

Showers, Cardowan Colliery, Stepps.
Photograph © Larry Herman, 2012, all rights reserved.

 

Processing Christmas turkeys, Blacktoun Farm, Paisley.
Photograph © Larry Herman, 2012, all rights reserved.

 

 

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